This week, we are talking here about analyst forecasts Ming-Chi Kuo near the execution of the door USB-C on iPhones (preferably) next year. Now the author Mark Gurmanhe gives Bloomberghe is the one who came to confirm this information.
According to him, Apple is experimenting with “future iPhone designs that replace the current Power Charging port with a USB-C connector”, a move that, as we would expect, could help the company adhere to new European possible regulations.
In addition to testing models with the USB-C port in recent months, Gurman said Apple is also working on an adapter that will allow such iPhones to work with devices designed for the Electric connector. However, he warns that if Apple continues to make changes, it will at least be done by 2023 – that is, and “iPhones 15”.
By switching to USB-C, Apple will simplify the assembly of chargers used by its various devices. Most iPad and Mac already have USB-C instead of Electric. That means Apple customers can’t use a single charger for their iPhones, iPads and Macs – an unusual configuration due to Apple’s simplicity. The iPhone and Apple Watch wireless chargers also use a USB-C connector for their power adapters.
The new connectors will also be compatible with most existing non-Apple device chargers such as Android phones and laptops. Gurman, however, also argues that change will come with “compensation”, which could lead to confusion among consumers.
In that sense, many Apple devices – including AirPods, Remote Secrets, MagSafe Batteries, and MagSafe Duo Chargers – still use Electronic input. There are also a variety of other accessories, such as chargers, adapters and external microphones, that use an existing connector.
By the way, Gurman insists that the move “will reduce Apple’s control over the iPhone devices market.” More precisely, Apple is forcing hardware manufacturers to pay to use the Electrical connector and to participate in a rigorous authorization process. USB-C is the standard used by most consumer hardware manufacturers, so it is possible to use its current level of control.
Regarding the European bill, Gurman argues that Apple could create an iPhone version for Europe that complies with the standard import and placement of the Electronic port in some areas – however, he notes having multiple iPhone versions with different connectors. “it is likely to cause further confusion, as well as supply headaches.” Furthermore, it is unclear whether Apple will still be able to stop the USB-C switch if European rules do not continue.
The fact is that there are now two major sources of guidance.